World Book Day fun at Northdown Primary

World Book Day at Northdown Primary

Pupils of Northdown Primary School, Margate, have indulged their love of books for World Book Day.

Those who wanted to had the opportunity to dress up as their favourite book character. Scores of Harry Potters and Willy Wonkas came face to face with the Cat in the Hat and the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Deputy Head Sam Fish said: “Watching the children dressed up, talking about books they loved over lunch was wonderful. The kitchen team had themed the lunch around books to inspire the children’s conversations. Whilst tucking into “wormy” spaghetti bolognese inspired by The Twits, they discussed their favourite characters with such enthusiasm.”

Throughout the day, the book-loving youngsters had the chance to design book covers and book marks, tell their own stories based on the roll of story dice and explore a range of books. The highlight for many was the paired reading where older children read with the little ones.

The day was organised by Reading Lead Sasha Bryant, who described the impact on the children: “The children engaged with a variety of reading activities including partner reading. The day helped them fully engage and immerse themselves in exploring a range of texts, allowing them to read for enjoyment.”

Year 6 pupil Jay-Jay summed up the day, saying: “World Book Day at Northdown is a very exciting event because there’s all different activities you can do with your friends.”